Visiting Writing Series Event on September 30th

Visiting Writers’ Event this Wednesday!

In partnership with the History Department, The English Department Visiting Writers Series is hosting a remote event for the release of Professor Kathleen Rooney and Professor Miles Harvey’s books beginning at 6:00 pm on September 30: Historical Research in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Readings and Conversation with Kathleen Rooney and Miles Harvey. The conversation will be moderated by Amy Tyson of the History Department. 

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Michele Morano New Release & Events

Congratulations to Michele Morano for her newest book, Like Love! The memoir-in-essays explores the idea of unconsummated romance and all of its possible lessons, pleasures, and weirdness. 

While the book comes out Friday, September 25th, 2020, here are some events as a part of Morano’s virtual book tour:

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Release Recap

In case you missed it, we’re celebrating three new releases from the English department faculty! Find out more about the authors and their most recent publications below (listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name).

Miles HarveyThe King of Confidence

Kathleen RooneyCher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Eric SelingerThe Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

At Home with Literati series: Professor Miles Harvey in Conversation with authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack.

Professor Miles Harvey will be discussing his new book, The King of Confidence, on June 3rd at 7 p.m. alongside authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack as part of the At Home with Literati Series with Literati Bookstore. Find more info about the At Home Literati series and the Zoom event here.

Call for Student Writers: Faculty Interviews

The English Department is looking for students interested in interviewing a faculty member on their recent accomplishments for inclusion in the English Department newsletter.

If interested, please contact the Department Assistant, Marc Schell at

Please note: Newsletter contribution is voluntary. We are not currently offering compensation for interviews.

Congrats to Kathleen Rooney!

Congratulations to our very own Kathleen Rooney, who has received a Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Grant from the City of Chicago!

The grant will support Kathleen’s visit to the Margaret Herrick Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library in Los Angeles to research a novel when it is safe to travel again. Kudos!

Congrats to Miles Harvey!

Congrats to DePaul English Professor Miles Harvey on his new and upcoming book, THE KING OF CONFIDENCE, which will be published May 12 by Little, Brown & Company!

THE KING OF CONFIDENCE has been receiving a wonderful early response. National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Philbrick calls it a “masterpiece”; Pulitzer Prize-finalist Dave Eggers describes it as a “ludicrously enjoyable, unputdownable read”; bestselling author Jonathan Eig labels it “one of the best books of the year”; Publishers Weekly (in a starred review) says it will “astonish and delight fans of American history”; Kirkus calls it “perfect for fans of Devil in the White City”; and Book Riot has named it a Best Crime Thriller Book of 2020.

Anyone who’d like to find out more and/or pre-order a copy can visit Miles Harvey’s brand-new website.